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Mazda boy racers brought to book

By 9 August 2012

ACT Policing has arrested two more people following vehicle pursuits last Thursday (August 2).
Officers from the Criminal Investigations Property Crime Team arrested an 18-year-old Banks man and a 17-year-old Southside boy, after simultaneous search warrants were executed at properties in Banks and Isabella Plains early today (Wednesday, August 8).
Police will allege they were both involved [...]

$50k in cameras lifted from Bing Lee Fyshwick

By 8 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a burglary at the Bing Lee store in Fyshwick, in which an estimated $50 000 of camera equipment was stolen.
Around 10.25pm on Monday (August 6), two offenders entered the store on Barrier Street through the roof of the building, and entered a secure room containing cameras and associated equipment.
The two offenders [...]

Alleged Kambah loser charged for primary school burg

By 7 August 2012

ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old Kambah man following an aggravated burglary last week.
Between 5.30pm Thursday, August 2 and 5.30pm Friday, August 3 offender(s) gained entry to a classroom at St Thomas Apostle primary school, Kambah.
A teacher at the school noticed several items had been taken from the room.
At 9am this morning (Tuesday, August 7) [...]

Psst! Wanna buy next year’s Trek bike?

By 7 August 2012

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of around 40 high-end bicycles in Fyshwick at the weekend.
Between 8pm Friday (August 3) and 9am yesterday (Monday, August 9) offenders broke into a secure trailer parked on Townsville Street, Fyshwick.
The offenders removed the 2013 model Trek brand bicycles from secure racks and loaded them into an unidentified vehicle.
Police [...]

2kg of weed found in Federal Highway clag up

By 6 August 2012

ACT Policing has seized an amount of cannabis following a search warrant on a vehicle in Watson last week.
Around 3pm on Friday (August 3), members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and the Specialist Response Group conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection in Watson.
Police executed a search [...]

Amaroo man accused of rape in the back of his black Holden Calais

By 4 August 2012

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation detectives have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Amaroo man for sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted the victim, a 29-year-old woman in his vehicle, a black Holden Calais, at an unknown location, believed to be near a red brick building with temporary fencing around the perimeter in Gungahlin [...]

Police drug bust clags up weekend traffic

By 3 August 2012

ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers are in the process of executing a drug warrant on a vehicle on the Federal Highway, Watson.
Around 3.00pm this afternoon, members of Criminal Investigations and the Special Response Group conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection.
As a result of this traffic stop [...]

Chasing the Mazdas of Tuggeranong

By 2 August 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old teenager after a two vehicle pursuit in Canberra’s south early this morning (Thursday, August 2).
Around 2.45am, police sighted two reported stolen vehicles, a white Mazda Bravo utility and a white Mazda 121, travelling southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but both vehicles failed to [...]

Woman found dead in the Queanbeyan River

By 1 August 2012

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman’s body in a river near the ACT border today.
About 2.40pm the body of a woman, believed to be aged in her 60s, was located in the Queanbeyan River.
Police from Monaro Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene which was examined by specialist [...]

8 of last week’s 26 drink drivers had been around before

By 1 August 2012

Twenty-six people were caught drink-driving on ACT roads last week (23-29 July), with eight of those drivers being repeat offenders.
Six of the drink-drivers were subject to a zero Alcohol Content reading, and 18 had their licences seized through the issuance of Immediate Suspension Notices.
The highest reading for the week was recorded around 9.30am on Saturday [...]

Driver distraction the August target

By 1 August 2012

ACT Policing will be targeting driver distraction throughout the month of August as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with driver distraction among those concerns.
Police will be targeting different types of driver [...]

Burgling the No Waste Woodbusters

By 1 August 2012

A 25-year-old Bonner man will face court today (Wednesday, August 1) following a burglary that occurred at the No Waste Woodbusters, Macgregor on June 30.
Acting on information received and forensic material obtained, detectives from Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed a search warrant on the man’s house yesterday morning (July 31).
During the search warrant, police [...]

ACT Policing seeking witnesses to learner driver crash

By 30 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident around noon today (Monday, July 30) in which a maroon-coloured VS Holden Commodore sedan ran off the road at high speed and hit trees.
The incident occurred northbound on Drakeford Drive, in Bonython.
The only occupant of the Commodore, a 21-year-old learner driver from Calwell, received injuries to his [...]

National Missing Persons Week 2012 launched today

By 30 July 2012

This is a joint media release with the Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Tony Negus and New South Wales (NSW) Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione will join forces to launch National Missing Person’s Week in Sydney today.
The annual campaign is coordinated by the AFP’s National Missing Persons Coordination Centre [...]

National Missing Persons Week

By 29 July 2012

ACT Policing is supporting National Missing Persons Week (29 July – 4 August), with this year’s campaign focusing primarily on young people as one of the key groups at risk of going missing in Australia.
The campaign titled ‘Take the time to let someone know’ aims to reach out to young people and encourage them to [...]

21 new recruits for ACT Policing

By 28 July 2012

ACT Policing will welcome 21 new officers into the ranks as recruits are sworn in as Constables of Police in front of friends and family at the AFP College in Barton today (Friday, July 27).
The group commenced the recruit course on January 30 2012 and underwent 26 weeks training at the college to prepare them [...]

Project Safe Plate returns to Tuggeranong Hyperdome

By 27 July 2012

ACT Policing and Tuggeranong Hyperdome are working together to combat registration plate theft through a free community program, Project Safe Plate, tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 28).
Between 9am and 1pm, motorists are encouraged to drive their cars into the Reed Street North car park at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, where they can have their registration plate screws replaced [...]

Elderly injured man face-down on floor for two days

By 26 July 2012

An 80-year-old man was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, July 25) after he was found by police on the floor of his unit, where he had lain injured for two days.
Officers from ACT Policing’s City Patrol were called to the unit in Condamine Street, Turner, around 1.15pm yesterday after the elderly man’s [...]

Did you see the kamikaze Pulsar on the Monaro?

By 24 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 23).
Around 2.35pm the driver of a silver Nissan Pulser entered the north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway, crossed the median strip and the three south bound lanes. The car collided with a concrete shoulder barrier before coming to [...]

Robbery at Lake Burley Griffin

By 24 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred yesterday evening (Monday, July 23) in Acton.
Around 5.40pm a 26-year-old man was jogging along the bicycle path that runs along-side Lake Burley Griffin, parallel to Lawson Crescent in Acton, when he was confronted by a man. The man pushed the victim against the wall [...]

Richardson knife robber runs away emptyhanded

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred at the Superbarn Express at Richardson shops yesterday (Sunday, 22 July).
About 8.15pm a man entered the supermarket and threatened staff with a knife, demanding the till be opened.
Following a short standoff with the owner of the store, the offender fled the store empty [...]

Wild weekend in Weston

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to multiple reports of property damage in Weston over the weekend.
The incidents occurred between 11.30pm Saturday 21 July and 4.00am Sunday 22 July.
Damage included a burnt out wheelie bin and broken window on Buvelot Street; a smashed bird bath on Withers Street; damage and theft of letterboxes on Souter [...]

Elderly man killed on Mugga Way

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is investigating a suspected homicide at a Red Hill residence late this afternoon (Sunday, July 22).
About 5.15pm today, police received a report of an assault at an address in Mugga Way, Red Hill.
On entering the premises, police located an elderly male deceased in the dining room. A weapon was located nearby.
A middle-aged male [...]

Jamming the cop’s fingers in the car window and then driving over his foot

By 22 July 2012

A 20-year-old Franklin man has been charged with assault after he allegedly jammed a police officer’s fingers in his car window and drove over the officer’s foot following a traffic stop in Dickson late last night (Saturday, July 21).
The man had been stopped by ACT Policing around 11.50pm on Northbourne Avenue after his Toyota Camry [...]

The men with metal poles invade Mawson in their red Laser

By 21 July 2012

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to an assault and home invasion in Mawson last night, (Friday 20 July).
At about 9pm a man answered a knock at his front door and was then set upon by several unknown males armed with metal poles.
He was hit numerous times with the metal poles before the offenders fled [...]

Bicycle bankrobber drops his bundle

By 21 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Civic today (July 20) in which the thief dropped bundles of cash as he fled the scene, possibly as he was riding away on a bicycle.
The offender entered the Westpac bank in Alinga Street, Civic, around 3pm, and threatened a teller with what appeared to [...]

Concrete boom collapse at the Kingston Foreshore

By 21 July 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Three workers have been injured in an accident on a work site in Kingston this morning.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to Dockside, Eastlake Parade were a concrete boom had collapsed.
Firefighters have rescued one of the men who was trapped under the boom.
Update to follow.
10:02am Saturday 21 July 2012

Intensive care [...]

Alinga Street Westpac held up

By 20 July 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

We’re getting multiple reports of some sort of armed holdup on Alinga Street in Civic.
More as it comes to hand.

UPDATE 20/07/12 15:32: Jazz has sent in the above photograph from the scene.

UPDATE 20/07/12 16:02:

And another one from Neil. The police media unit is yet to reply to our email.

UPDATE 20/07/12 17:08: Police media now have [...]

Watson/Hackett rivalry boils over?

By 20 July 2012

A 22-year-old Watson man sought by police will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon on multiple charges, including forcible confinement and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The charges relate to an alleged series of incidents in which this defendant and another man, a 29-year-old from Hackett, confined and assaulted a 25-year-old man at a unit [...]

Have you seen Francisco Nunes?

By 20 July 2012

ACT Policing is asking for the public’s assistance locating Fransisco Nunes, a 57-year-old Calwell man missing since Monday, July 16 2012.
Around 10am Monday morning he left the house to get petrol in his silver Nissan Tiida, ACT registration YHW37U and told his sister he would be home for dinner.
Mr Nunes left the house wearing a [...]

Police targeting roadwork speeding

By 19 July 2012

ACT Policing will continue to target dangerous driving around 40kmh work zones after Traffic Operations issued 78 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) on Barry Drive yesterday.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said it was important that drivers practised safe driving habits around work zones.
“Speeding through work zones is extremely dangerous and risks [...]

Chifley fatal

By 19 July 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a collision in Chifley early this morning, Thursday 19 July.
About 12.50am, police were called to Eggleston Crescent where a white Holden Commodore had collided with a tree.
The vehicle was carrying a driver and three passengers.
Two of the passengers received minor injuries and are being treated at The Canberra Hospital. The other [...]

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